Professional Development (PD)
Professional Development Committee
The PD Committee consists of Professional Services Officer, Les Robinson,serving in the capacity of Executive liaison, Jean-Paul Brichta, who Chairs the PD Committee and one representative from each branch (regular day schools, the Alternative program, Centrally Assigned, McHugh, Home Instruction, and Continuing Education) who sit on the committee.
The Committee meets approximately 4-6 times per year, depending on the needs of the Committee. This Committee is responsible for planning and organizing OSSTF-sponsored PD events separate from the February PD Day and for the dispersal of Branch PD funds.
The PD Committee often discusses issues surrounding conference funding for teachers and issues that arise about the February PD Day, but is not directly involved in planning of the February PD Day.
We encourage any teacher interested in joining the Committee to approach his/her Branch President or to contact PD Committee Chair, J.P. Brichta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funds for attending PD Activities
OSSTF/FEESO funds school-based PD activities, and promotes further PD activities with the Board through its programs. If you are interested in any of these areas, please see your Branch's Professional Development representatives. Members may apply to OSSTF/FEESO for up to $400 to help defray conference costs. More Information
External Conferences and Workshops
This link (below) connects to the OSSTF/FEESO website where you can find a list of conferences and workshops.
Other organizations occasionally provide professional development opportunities such as conferences and workshops which OSSTF/FEESO members may be interested in attending.
Visit their websites for more information.